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Vent Frais 

Vent Frais is the voice of the French Language Villages and programs. Allons dans le grand vent!

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Pwotèj la mangwov an nou : protecting the mangroves of Guadeloupe

Published: March 5, 2019

by Marianne  “Bonjour!” I say to my neighbor, Luciana. “Bonsoir!” she replies. It’s only 2:30 in the afternoon. Why was she saying “good evening?” While it surprised me during first few days of my stay in Guadeloupe, I’ve since gotten used to it: if it’s after noon in Guadeloupe, I know to greet folks with bonsoir instead of bonjour. When I first arrived, I wasn’t sure what to do with myself. I was constantly comparing...

Spotlight: Credit Villager Documentary

Published: March 28, 2018

This past summer, villagers in stage crédit documentaire conducted interviews with staff and peers to illustrate the various reasons people are passionate about languages and why they come to camp.

Grand merci à tous les villageois qui ont créé ce documentaire! Their research also contributed to our newest French poster: Why Learn French.​

Voyageur Spirit of COP23  

Published: January 8, 2018

​Voyageurs and Lac du Bois alumni, Espoir, attended the UN Climate Conference in Bonn this past fall. It was an opportunity to connect the dots between her grassroots work and the ways that her camp experiences have empowered her to make herself at home in any setting - even among UN delegates from around the world.

Teaching and Learning Come Alive in the Villages

Published: October 27, 2017

Amazing counselors and teachers are just one of the things that sets the Language Villages apart from other learning experiences. For a future World Language teacher, summers at CLV are invaluable professional development.